The delicious, sweet teriyaki sauce and the semi-hidden veggies in this Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl makes this a healthy dish your whole family will love!
I love Asian inspired dishes, and Teriyaki is a family favorite. The sweet and savory richness of the sauce really compliment the flavors of the meat. You can pair this with steamed rice or noodles, or even in a Lettuce Wrap.
My kids are not fans of vegetables. Well, quite frankly that is an understatement. They hate them. So I have had to get clever with how I add veggies to our meals. For this particular dish, I grated a few carrots and chopped several stalks of broccoli very fine, and tossed them in with the meat as it was cooking.
Once the sauce is added, the veggies blend in nicely. I’m happy. My kids are happy. It’s a win-win!
My kids loved this dish, asking for seconds and if they could take it for lunch the next day in their thermoses. I’d call that a success.
- ½ cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- ¼ cup water
- 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ cup diced onion
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 pound Ground Turkey
- 1 cup finely chopped broccoli
- 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
- 2 green onions, diced, for garnish
- Mix soy sauce, ¼ cup water, red wine vinegar, sugars, garlic and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir with a whisk until sugar is dissolved.
- In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons warm water and cornstarch until cornstarch is completely dissolved.
- Heat sauce over medium high heat. Slowly whisk in cornstarch mixture and simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and cook until soft.
- Crumble ground turkey and garlic into the pan and cook until turkey is about half cooked. Add grated carrots and chopped broccoli and continue to cook until turkey is no longer pink.
- Pour teriyaki sauce over cooked turkey and vegetable mixture and stir. Simmer for about five minutes to combine the flavors.
- Spoon meat over rice or noodles. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.
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